What system shall i take....


I am planning to upgrade my Computer a little but have some problem choosing between 2 differnt system, they cost the same but have some differnt specs that i want help with:

System 1:

Intel Pentium 4 550 Prescott 3.4GHz Hyperthreading 1Mb 800MHz Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket775
Abit AG8 i915P 4DDR-DIMM 2PCI 4PCIe SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Socket775 ATX
2st Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 512Mb DDR PC3200 400MHz 184pin Unbuffered CL3

System 2:

301044 - Intel Pentium 4 540 3.2 GHz Boxed Socket LGA775, 1MB cache with cooler
300181 - Crucial DDR2 PC4200 512MB CL4 Unbuffered,1.8V,64Meg x 64, 240pin
300817 - MSI 915P NEO2 Platinum Moderkort S775 I915P,SATA,ATX,GbLAN,Dual-DDR2,PCI-Ex16

Which of them shall i choose...

Please help me...
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  1. are you planning on overclocking?

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  2. Choose system 1. It will require high end cooling, (water might be a good idea for either) but most 775 setups do.
    With 1 you get a faster chip, and better ram performance, and a mobo by a top quality maker that has best quality parts, and is known for stability, and OCing.
    With 2 you get, a slower chip, overpriced ram with horrible latencies, and a board that could be very good, or not so good.
  3. The first system would be faster for both the CPU and RAM.

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  4. Personally, I would choose door #3. I mean why buy a 100+ watt chip, when thier are 50 watt chips that outperform them and cost less? A64 is the future, till next year anyhow.
  5. Go with the 3.4 CPU. I have one running at 3.9 - 4.0 with no problems. If you are set on buying a socket 775, then plan on using liquid cooling. Mine does fine with the liquid cooling, but you have other parts like the Northbridge that get way to hot. If you can choose different RAM then consider either the Corsair XMS DDR4000 or Crucial Ballistix in DDR4000. There isnt very much difference in the cost between either one of the 2. I personally am running the Corsair in my system and it does a really good job. What do you plan on doing with this system? Any Overclocking?
  6. thanmk you for the answers, saw that you think Amd is the best value computer, therefor i throw in a AMD system also that u have to choose from...

    AMD Athlon64 3500+ 2200MHz/2.2GHz 512kb bulk/tray Socket939

    Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu inkl. Fanmate2 Intel Socket478 / AMD Socket462/754/939/940

    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum 54G nForce3 Ultra 4DDR-DIMM 5PCI SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Firewire Socket939 ATX

    2 A-DATA 512Mb DDR-DIMM PC3200/DDR400 184pin 400MHz

    What do you think now then..

    And a second Question.

    What is the best PCI-Express or AGP???
  7. PCIe will give you better future upgrade possiblities. That being said, even today's AGP cards don't use the bandwidth avail to them. Then again SLI seems very nice. :smile:
    Go with whatever your budget allows
  8. Depending on apps, the A64 system, by a little, or a lot. FYI, Intel has begun selling 64 bit chips. Not that those chips are any good, but will win64 be far behind?
    Are you going for supper OC? Why the high end cooler?
  9. About The Question of the highend cooler, the answer is that all the systems is sold as a package.

    All i really wanna know now s if the AMD 3500+ who is running in 2,2ghz is as fast as the Intels 3,5 ghz?..

    And SLI on what motherboard is it on?

    AMD or Intel??

    All i shall do is to play some games and some office work so it havent thought of overclocking/tweak the system
  10. For office apps, an old P3 celeron would do. In gaming, the A64s are king. That msi board gets great reviews. If you are buying a complete system it should be great. Some people have trouble setting up msi boards.
    At this point, agp and PCI-exp perform the same. PCI-exp is the future, like it or not. Since it will never do anything for gaming, that couldn't be done with agp, I dont like it. It should be good for hdtv vivo, but again, I dont have a computer to watch tv.
    SLI may be great. A lot depends on the popularity of the games you play, and wether they get SLI drivers. It takes 2 high end cards, so it's a little out of my league
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